Child In You
Stefanie Stahl

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Narrated By: Leslie Howard

Duration: 8 hours and 42 minutes

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The breakthrough million-copy international bestseller about how to befriend your inner child to find happiness

Everyone longs to be accepted and loved. Ideally, during childhood, we develop the self-confidence and sense of trust that will help us through life as adults. But the traumas that we experience in childhood also unconsciously shape and determine our entire approach to life as adults.

In The Child In You, bestselling author and psychologist Stefanie Stahl shares her proven approach for working with - and befriending - our inner child. Powerful, imaginative and practical - with clever exercises, from the three positions of perception to over-writing old memories - she shows how by renouncing our 'shadow child' and embracing our 'sun child,' we can learn to resolve conflicts, form better relationships, and find the answer to (almost) any problem.

© Stefanie Stahl 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem and positive mental attitude, Mind, body, spirit: thought and practice, Family psychology

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I adored this book! Both mind-expanding and easy to digest, it is extremely helpful to me as a person, partner, mother and writer and my life is definitely better - brighter, more enjoyable, less dominated by fear - for having read it

Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love

Fantastic... it's almost impossible to read this book without contemplating your childhood and identifying areas for expansion and healing. Stefanie's practical, informative, inspiring and highly-accessible approach to addressing psychological phenomena makes this book a hit in my eyes. I highly recommend people buy this book and do the exercises provided

Vex King, bestselling author of Good Vibes, Good Life

For anyone who goes on a personal growth journey, it is impossible to reach full wholeness without inner child work. This breakthrough guide is a must-read for anyone who is committed to healing, happiness, and full health. Stefanie Stahl offers effective strategies to help you trust yourself so you can live a fulfilling, authentic, connected life

Shannon Kaiser, author of The Self-Love Experiment and Joy Seeker

Stefanie Stahl is compassionate, clear-eyed, and insightful, and her paradigm for getting in touch with your inner child puts your truest self within easy reach. The Child in You is like your own personal therapist that you can carry around with you

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

A well-researched book that offers numerous exercises as well as approaches for solving problems


I thoroughly recommend The Child In You, which will help anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing. We should all know our inner child, and Stefanie Stahl shows how we can get to do so, exploring this concept with warmth and accessibility

Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass

This book is a revelation. I can see why so many people all over the world have found in it a path to happiness, self-love, and fulfilling relationships

Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

Not only will you read this book more than once, but it will also become a lifelong companion